ASDEC Multisensory Training Institute
“Your training has changed my teaching forever. I will never teach the same way again. My students went from no reading skills to reading on second grade level in one school year.” Marcia Slatkin, Montgomery County, MD, Special Education Teacher
ASDEC FACULTY bring our nationally accredited training courses and workshops to schools and community groups throughout the United States. ASDEC staff customize our training programs to meet the needs of teachers, administrators, learning specialists, parents and counselors offering a range of short workshops or longer training courses.
To register for an ASDEC workshop, please mail your check payable to ASDEC 22 West Jefferson Street, Suite 307, Rockville, MD 20850 and indicate the name of the workshop. If you have questions, please contact me at [email protected]
Using Manipulatives to Model Math Concepts K-5
Manipulatives can be time consuming and messy, but research suggests their use is essential for modeling math concepts for all types of learners. Most math curricula endorse the use of manipulatives for instructional use in addressing the Common Core Standards and meeting the needs of diverse student populations using a Universal Design for Learning approach. However, educators consistently express a desire for guided practice in the use of manipulatives in the classroom and within individual lessons.
This workshop is designed to give teachers, tutors and parents additional hands-on practice in the use of manipulatives and associated language in modeling crucial concepts in the foundations of mathematics K-5. Concepts addressed include:
- Basic numeracy
- Place value
- Basic operations, with and without regrouping
Participants are encouraged to bring their own place value/base ten blocks. Other manipulatives and lunch will be provided.
Presented by Marilyn Zecher of ASDEC
Joy Jacques, Director of ASDEC's Summer Study Skills program presents a workshop on Multisensory Grammar Instruction. The presentation, designed for teachers, parents, academic therapists and other educators, will stress multisensory methods for teaching the parts of speech and related basic grammar skills. Activities include:
- Color-Coded Cue Cards for parts of speech
- Structured, sequential, instruction using concrete, representational, and abstract activities
- Interactive games for groups and individuals
- Application of grammatical elements to improve sentence level writing